Summer School at the Burda Bootcamp is a two-weeks program to help young computer scientists, engineers & designers to solve a real-world problem and learn how to build a startup from scratch. You can work on any idea within the following areas: news, fashion & lifestyle, health & fitness, food & cooking, home & garden.



Code Connect is an online platform for people to improve their coding skills by working on mentored real world projects.

judges choice award


Sofal is the marketplace for socially produced and fair traded fashion, we offer the biggest selection and give our customers the possibility to look fabulous while doing good.

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Londry is a mobile based laundy delivery service, offering by the bag washing service as well as dress shirt ironing all from one app.


HeyBuddy builds a fitness chatbot and app with selectable characters. It suggests you workouts based on your fitness goals, status quo and schedule. It motivates you to achieve as well as keep to your fitness goals.


Mathias Wahrenberger

Managing Director,
Burda Digital GmbH

Jens Paul Engelmann

Director Business Development,
Burda Magazine Holding

Hans Fink

Burda Studios Publishing GmbH

Demo day

You like to see the products of the Summer School @ Burda Bootcamp?

Participants of Summer School at Burda Bootcamp will present their results on August 31st starting at 5 pm! Come by to see what they have developed within 2 weeks and meet other founders, investors and techies.

Apply for the Demo Day

What you learn

We want to bring real-world problems to the nerds! To do that, we help you with the major steps to create a product which solves a real need. You will be getting familiar with one topic per day.


Nina Zimmermann

Managing Director Digital Publishing,
Burda Studios

Mathias Wahrenberger

Managing Director,
Burda Digital GmbH

Kerstin Saathoff

News Solutions Consultant,
Google Germany

Sven Goblirsch

Moderator & Media Expert,
Radio Arabella

Stefan Lang

Digital Avenger

David Krebs

luc | krebsdesign,

Ralf Westbrock


Samaa Kanani

UX Researcher,

Jens Paul Engelmann

Director Business Development,
Burda Magazine Holding

Dominik Schmidt

UX Researcher,

Marco Popp

Head of Marketing,
BONAGO Incentive Marketing Group

Thomas Hartmann

Lean Startup Practitioner,

Andrea Ridler

Director Equity & Debt Advisory,
UniCredit Bank AG

Christian Ramme

Executive Director & Head of Growth Capital,
ACXIT Capital Partners

Michel Tucker

Product Manager,

Oliver Ullrich

Cyberport GmbH – eCom HUB,
User Centered Design Specialist

Maurice Faber

EMH Partners,

Pamela Panzer,
Senior Social Media Manager

Ludwig Gruber

GH Kapital,
Business Management Consultant

Martina Marohn,
Audience Development

Leopold Neuerburg

Building Radar,
Managing Director & Co-Founder


The Summer School starts on August 18 and lasts till August 31. It will be at the Burda Bootcamp (Arabellastaße 23 in Munich).

Nothing! However, we will be very restrictive in selecting the best candidates.

Students and recent graduates in computer science (web development, full-stack, iOS-/Android development), data science, hardware (IoT, Robotics) & UX/UI.

Fill out the application form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. By applying to the Summer School you commit to be available for the whole duration of the program full-time.

Yes, you can! We will help you develop an idea on the spot and apply your skills in the best possible manner.

You can develop an idea within the following five areas: news, fashion & lifestyle, health & fitness, food & cooking, home & garden.

All the projects belong to you! If you want to follow up with your project, we might be able to support you.

We will have input sessions each day after which you will be working on the different aspects of your project with the support of our mentors.

Our mentors are experienced professionals in the fields of product development, marketing, user testing, design thinking and others.

You can apply till August 8. After that, we will no longer able to accept applications for this batch.

The Summer School is a project by Burda Bootcamp. Burda Bootcamp is part of Hubert Burda Media, one of the largest media companies in Europe.

Yes, you will receive a certificate of participation from the Burda Bootcamp.

This is a full-time program. That means, you will have to commit 10 days in full-time (9 am to 6 pm) with no exceptions.